Horses and all other animals like humans have emotions. Horses can feel happy, sad, depressed, abandoned, joyful and any other emotion that you can think of. Sometimes before being able to phyically working on the horse's body, the underlying emotional issues have to be addressed. A bad experience in the past can affect the present. Going into the horse's emotional being needs permission from the horse first. Dealing with the emotional issues is like peeling off the layers of an onion. It takes time to get to the root cause of an emotional issue in the horse's life that might not have seemed possible from a past or present life. Once the emotional issue is uncovered, treatment may proceed. Treatments could involve massage, energy release, essential oils, bach flower remediers or many other treatments.Emotions are a huge part of the therapy for the horse's body. Acheiving a balance of emotional and physical health is critical.